Gain the knowledge and skills to be able to enter the electrical trade with our Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) course. Available as a pre-apprenticeship, this gateway module will allow you to sample the electrical industry before committing to a full electrical apprenticeship.

Once complete, you’ll receive a Construction Industry White Card and earn units towards the four-year TAFE component of the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician course.

Build upon your foundational knowledge and acquire the practical skills to be able to test, evaluate and diagnose electrical faults and work at a trade level through our Certificate III courses.

Start your journey in this vital industry and spark a successful and rewarding career as an electrician.

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Study electrotechnology for low-fee or free in 2021!

You could have some or all your tuition fees covered in 2021 thanks to government initiatives JobTrainer and Free TAFE for Priority Courses.

JobTrainer is available if you are 17-24 years or a job seeker of any age, impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.

If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.

  • After 40 years’ experience in the electrical industry and previous training roles in the workplace, a passion for teaching led Neil to return to what he sees as helping others prosper and progress, taking complex studies and putting them into simple terms to create interest and recall.

     “Seeing students’ expressions when they grasp concepts, going on to then achieve certification and prosper with significant career success, has been rewarding.”

    Neil (Teacher) , Enabling students to succeed in Electrotechology industry

The Swinburne Advantage

An undergraduate degree must be about more than just knowledge – it’s also job readiness, professional experience and access to further opportunities. 

We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. Our degrees can include placements, internships, industry-linked projects, study tours and more. This is your chance to work on real-life projects, solve day-to-day challenges in your field and gain the professional skills that put knowledge into practice. You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence, knowing you have what it takes to land a job by graduation or even before. 

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